Summer can be a tricky time for your houseplants. Just like us, they can suffer from heat, prolonged exposure to sun, lack of hydration... In order to prevent that we give you in this article all our advice so that your plants also have a good summer.
Many plants, tropical or not, afraid of direct sunlight. Make sure that your plants are positioned correctly in your interior to avoid burning their leaves.
Furthermore, after a long winter and gray weather until June, your plants need to be reaccustomed to the sun's rays, do not expose them too directly or for too long the first few times. You can take them out on your balcony, terrace or in your garden by sheltering them, if the heat is not too stifling.
SPEND MORE TIME WITH YOUR PLANTS
Get into the habit of checking the soil of your smaller plants almost daily, as the smallest pots dry out the fastest. Also remember to look more regularly at your succulents, cacti and hanging plants, they too need to be watered.
You can group your plants and spray them, most tropical plants will like it. This will keep your plants fresh for a bit longer, clean their leaves and make them photosynthesis easier, giving you nice big leaves!
For example, you can use our metal spray bottle.
GOOD WATERING BEFORE LEAVING
The day you leave, group your plants in a cool room and water them thoroughly (but don't drown them!). They will dry more slowly.
A oya is a small gardener's tool that waters plants autonomously. Generally it is a drop-shaped container, made of terracotta, which is filled with water and planted in the pot of your plant, or in the garden. The oya then waters the earth gradually.
It's an sprinkler eco-friendly and reusable, and we have some great models of it on our site!
If you don't want to have any, you can try a well-known trick: group your plants, place a large bucket or basin in the center. Take some rope or fairly thick string, dip one end in the basin or bucket, and push the other end into the soil of the pot. Place one rope per plant. The water should gradually migrate up the rope to your soil, slowly watering your plant.